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‘Glee’ Star Mark Salling Dies of an Apparent Suicide

Salling is Now the Second Former 'Glee' Star to Die, Following Cory Monteith

Mark Salling, who played Noah “Puck” Puckerman on Fox musical dramedy “Glee,” was found dead yesterday of an apparent suicide, the LAPD confirmed to KTLA. Law enforcement officials said a body was found hanging from a tree near the Los Angeles River in Sunland, California shortly after a family member reported him as a missing person.

Salling, who was arrested in December 2015 at his home on a charge of possession of child pornography involving a prepubescent minor, was awaiting sentencing at the time of his reported death. His guilty plea came nearly two years after investigators discovered more than 50,000 images and videos of child pornography on his laptop.

Salling is now the second former “Glee” actor to have died. Cory Monteith was found dead in a hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, in July 2013 from an accidental drug overdose. He was 35.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. The suicide news was bad enough…after reading the article, I’m just left speechless and numb.